This weekend saw the Great Scottish Run once again take place in Glasgow city centre and again there were numerous athletes from Ayr Seaforth competing in the various races. First up on Saturday was the Junior 2.5k race which saw 11 athletes from the Junior section competing. The performance of the day was no doubt that of U15 girl Rosie Davidson who took 3rd place in her age group gaining the bronze medal. Sunday was the turn of the senior athletes as they competed in either the 10k Road Race or the half marathon which was won by Scottish Olympian Callum Hawkins. Several Seaforth athletes gained excellent personal best performances in both races. Well done to everyone who competed.
For the first time in many years, Ayr Seaforth entered two teams into the George Cummings Road Relay held on a challenging 2.7 mile course in Houston, Renfrewshire. Despite hills, rain and wind, the teams finished in 10th and 26th place in the mens events in what is a high quality field. Team A – 10th place Fraser Stirling (14.23) Craig McPike (14.35) Calum MacDonald (15.16) Kenny Neill (14.20) Team B – 26th place Stephen McCrorie (15.23) John Ross (16.13) Iain Pettigrew (18.02) Craig Brown (16.09)
A small number of Ayr Seaforth athletes from the Road Race section took part in last weekends Girvan Half Marathon which also doubled up as the Ayrshire Half Marathon Championship. There were several notable results including the first male & female athletes home. Full results are shown in the table below:-
This years Land O’Burns 10k took place last night in near perfect conditions. The event was sponsored by Troon based CCL logistics company and was started by CEO Callum Bastock. The race was won by U20 athlete Fraser Stirling of Ayr Seaforth in a time of 34:20, he was followed home by Euan Webster (Sen M) of Aberdeen AC 35:05 and Kieran Cooper (U20) Unattached in 36:26. The first female home was Julie Beveridge (Sen F) Calderglen Harriers in 42:08 followed by Valerie Martin (V40) Dooleys Cycles in 44:15 and Beth Macrae (U20) Unattached in 44:35. Full results can be found HERE
Other Ayr Seaforth athletes competing were:-
Stephen McDowall(14th) 40:05
Alasdair Meldrum(19th) 41:05
Mia Cullis(82nd) 47:30
Christina Smiley(92nd) 47:51
Laurence Baker(Race Organiser) with Callum Bastock(CCL CEO)
Ayr Seaforth has secured a major sponsor for this year’s Land O’Burns 10K. Troon based CCL, one of the UK’s fastest growing single source logistics companies, is supporting the event which sets off from Ayr seafront on Wednesday 25th May.
Now in its 7th year, the Land O’Burns 10K has become a key fixture in the road running calendar for West and Central Scotland, attracting over 400 competitors. And this year the race is stepping up a gear, offering competitors professional chip timing, to give them an instant print out of their finishing time.
CCL’s CEO, Callum Bastock, says: “As an Ayrshire based business, we’re delighted to support our local community and sponsor this year’s Land O’Burns 10K. CCL’s success has been achieved through our positive and energetic people, who have a passion and commitment for what we do. This is an ethos we share with Ayr Seaforth who do a superb job in making all disciplines of running and athletics available to people of all ages. We wish the club and all competitors every success with this year’s event.”
Club President Kenny McAlpine says: “We’re thrilled to be working in partnership with CCL to stage this year’s race. This allows us to further develop our aim of providing a safe and positive environment for the local community to enjoy athletics.”
To enter the CCL Land O’Burns 10K, visit www.entrycentral.com. Entries must be in by 21st May and will not be accepted on the night of the race. Start time is 7.30pm
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Congratulations go to Mark Caldwell who completed the Double Cateran Ultra 110 miler today in a time of 23hrs36m50s which gave him 3rd place. The race takes place over a 55 mile loop starting and finishing in Glen Shee and has a maximum time limit of 30 hours. Also running in the Cateran 55 mile Ultra was James Murray who completed the loop in 13hrs11m33s which placed James in 64th.
Well done to both of these ultra runners from everyone at Ayr Seaforth.